Eagles 2023 win-loss predictions for each game
Is it a semi-pointless exercise to predict the outcome of every regular-season game as early as May, the day after the schedule is released? yes yes it is Because I’m a hacker traitor, let’s just go ahead and do it anyway.
• Week 1: Eagles at Patriots: The Pats will honor Tom Brady during their 2023 home opener in a so-called “Thank You Tom Game.”
The Pats are 25-25 in the three seasons since Brady went to Tampa, which in some ways proves that Brady – and not Bill Belichick – was the driving force behind the New England dynasty.
Earlier this off-season, there were some rumors that current Pats starter Mac Jones was available for a trade after a disappointing 2022 season. He’ll have to watch Pats fans flatter Brady, which will no doubt be a distraction.
• Week 2: Vikings at Eagles: The Eagles wiped out the Vikings in a week two primetime game last season. The 2022 Vikes took a 13-4 lead but had a -6 point difference. 2023 is a step backwards for them as lame duck Kirk Cousins is likely playing his final season as Minny’s starter.
• Week 3: Eagles at Buccaneers: The Eagles played an early-season game in Tampa in 2018 that was so hot that people in the stands dropped from heat exhaustion. On the field, the heavily favored Eagles were beaten by Ryan Fitzpatrick and DeSean Jackson. The Bucs could face a difficult season in 2023 following Brady’s retirement, with the likely replacement at quarterback (checking notes) being Baker Mayfield. ugh Still, it’s a tricky game that could be affected by very high temperatures.
• Week 4: Commanders at Eagles: If it feels like the Eagles usually play Washington early in the season, then they do. They were the Eagles’ first NFC East opponent in seven of the last 10 seasons and were their Week 1 opponent four times in that span. The Eagles parted ways with Washington last season, beating Carson Wentz in the first game and losing an odd game in the second.
At the Commanders, there will be competition for the starting quarterback job between Jacoby Brissett and Sam Howell, giving Washington no realistic chance to compete for more than a 9-8 season and a first-round elimination in the playoffs.
• Week 5: Eagles at Rams: Remember when Jerry Jones commented that the Eagles and Rams traded their futures for a shot at a Super Bowl? That may not be the case with the Eagles, but it certainly is with the Rams. Take a quick look the depth map of the Rams. You will have about 20 rookies on this team. As long as the Eagles can thwart Cooper Kupp and pick up a few opponents against Aaron Donald, they should be up against this team, which will hit rock bottom before they really start rebuilding again.
• Week 6: Eagles at Jets: Interestingly, for the first time in a long time, the Eagles will not play the Jets in preseason. Maybe Nick Sirianni and Robert Saleh don’t like each other?
Highlights of the first half.
-Jalen Hurts 6/6 80yds 1 TD
-Jordan Davis blows up the Oline
-Nakobe Dean’s 5 tackles (4 solo)
-Cam Jurgens totally looks like a guy who would be spotted and recruited by Jason Kelce
-Nick Sirianni wants to strangle Robert Saleh pic.twitter.com/ZWBDdNBZCH
— Marc Farzetta (@MarcFarzetta) August 13, 2022
That would be fun. It’s probably more likely that the two sides decided it wasn’t a good idea to hold training sessions together given they face each other so early in the season.
Anyway, this could be a tricky game to play after returning from a west coast road trip. The Jets’ roster looks intriguing on paper, but the Eagles have literally never lost to the Jets. (Yes, I realize that games played decades ago have no bearing on this match at all, but rest easy.)
• Week 7: Dolphins at Eagles: The Dolphins have a very good roster highlighted by explosive offensive playmakers like Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle and a cornerback tandem of Jalen Ramsey and Xavien Howard. It’s just hard to trust Tua Tagovailoa’s ability to stay upright.
• Week 8: Eagles at Commanders: The Eagles always suffer an awkward loss to an inferior team. As mentioned above, last year it came at the expense of the commanders. Let’s enter them for this award in 2023 as well.
• Week 9: Cowboys at Eagles: In my opinion, the 49ers are not the Eagles’ biggest threat in the NFC this season. It’s the Cowboys who actually have a legitimate starting quarterback with a very good backup roster. We haven’t seen Dak Prescott vs. Jalen Hurts in any of the last three matchups. Hopefully both quarterbacks are healthy for this game. As a side note, Dak turns 30 in July 👴
• Week 10: Bye
• Week 11: Eagles at Chiefs: As you can see, the Eagles have to say goodbye to their Super Bowl second leg. Unfortunately for the Birds, so does Andy Reid and the Chiefs. Remember when Reid was always winning games after his farewell week in Philly? Yeah, well, that didn’t stop in Kansas City either. Accordingly This article Released shortly before the Chiefs defeated the Jaguars in the divisional round in the playoffs last year, Reid was 27-4 in games after a week of byes, including the playoffs. He’s now 29-4 if you include the win over the Jags and the Super Bowl win over the Eagles.
• Week 12: Bills at Eagles: As the Eagles made their way through the NFC playoffs last year, we occasionally glanced at the AFC and wondered who might be the ideal Super Bowl opponent should the Birds go that far. In my opinion, the Bills would have been a more favorable opponent than the Bengals or Chiefs since Joe Burrow and Patrick Mahomes are quarterbacks who patiently pick apart opposing defenses depending on how they look, while Josh Allen is more of a wildcard gunslinger.
I felt like the Eagles could force Allen to lose possession with their elite pass rush and I think they can do that in this match.
• Week 13: 49ers at Eagles: It’s pretty incredible that these losers ALWAYS STILL have delusions about what happened in the NFC Championship Game.
Kyle Shanahan last night on the 49ers week 13 game at PHI:
“I’m glad we’re not playing Philly in Week 1. I want to play against them at a better time. I want to make sure our entire team is right there. … We feel like we didn’t make it last time, and I’m ready to go back there again.
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) May 11, 2023
Lol it’s May!
It’s pretty easy to see why 49ers players like Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey, Jimmie Ward (before he left free agency) and others have acted like “Uncle Rico” losers when it comes to what could have been , if only 30 things had gone differently in this game . That’s because their head coach used that loser tone and his players followed suit.
The 49ers failed to block the Eagles’ defensive line that day, and their offensive line has even gone down a step this offseason.
• Week 14: Eagles at Cowboys: The Eagles haven’t won in Dallas since the 2017 season.
• Week 15: Eagles at Seahawks: The Seahawks have beaten the Eagles in each of their last seven games, and this is a really tough two-game away stretch coming out of a five-game stretch in which the Eagles have played games against teams that all have at least 12 won games in 2022.
I think it’s worth noting that Jalen Hurts has been injured at this point of the season for the past two years. With his new contract, the Eagles want Hurts to tone down his aggressiveness as a runner while he tries to make it through a full 17-game season.
• Week 16: Giants at Eagles: The Giants could just cover the Eagles’ receivers in 2022, and as long as AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith stay healthy, I’m not sure why that will change. Nor could they block their defensive front.
• Week 17: Cardinals at Eagles: Jonathan Gannon is a cheater and the Cardinals are in for a long, horrible season.
• Week 18: Eagles at Giants: With a score of 12-4, this game is likely to have some meaning and I expect they’ll treat the Giants like they always have. With this win, the Eagles secure first place in the NFC.
• Division Round: Lions at Eagles: The Lions seem to want to be a run-first team on offense and a “stop the run first” team on defense. This approach doesn’t usually work in the playoffs. You have to be able to throw it and I wouldn’t trust Jared Goff in the cold.
• Conference Championship: Cowboys at Eagles: For the first time in over a quarter century, the Cowboys are in a conference championship game but are eliminated in front of a drunken home Eagles crowd.
• Super Bowl: Eagles vs Bengals: Forgiveness.
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